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Valentines Week!

Important Dates

Feb. 8th: Wear orange for CE: Cooperation (every Monday in February)

Feb. 10th: Progress Reports come home

Feb. 11th: Love & Logic Parent Classes 6-7:30 p.m.

Feb. 11th: Fajita Willie's Spirit Night

Feb. 11th & 12th: StuCo flower sale fundraiser $1.00

Feb. 12th: Valentine card exchange

Feb. 12th: School Spirit Day: Wear a BCE shirt!

STAAR Writing: Tuesday, March 29th

STAAR Reading: Tuesday, May 10th

Seesaw in the Classroom

Students will begin using Seesaw this week to document their learning and growth. Seesaw is a private digital portfolio that is shared ONLY between students, teachers, and parents. Seesaw gives your child creative tools to capture and reflect on their learning - in real time. Then this work is shared with you. Seesaw will give you a window into each of our classrooms and into your student’s learning process. We will use Seesaw to reflect and grow in areas of reading and writing. Students will access Seesaw via app and/or the web with their Katy ISD login. Parents will be able to access their child's work via the parent app, the web, text, and email.

Information regarding parental access to Seesaw will come home in the Wednesday folders.

Seesaw: The Learning Journal Overview
Seesaw: Walk Through Seesaw Parent Experience

In the Classroom...

The Week in Reading

Students will:

  • Practice nonfiction reading strategies for deep reading and analysis,
  • Demonstrate comprehension using a variety of nonfiction texts,
  • Learn to discover the six signposts of nonfiction texts,
  • Respond to and show thinking during Interactive Read-Alouds,
  • And practice stamina during independent reading time.

The Week in Writing

Students will:

  • Review standard paragraphing techniques in preparation for the upcoming STAAR,
  • Create topic sentences,
  • Provide supporting details with elaboration,
  • Conclude ideas effectively,
  • And practice stamina during independent writing response time.

Mr. Jones

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need assistance. If you have not yet signed up for Remind, please register at with the class code bcejones.